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  • 5  hand signed prints, 1 B&W coloring print & 2 stickers for $14USD plus shipping
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  • prints’ size: 5.31 x 8.5 inches
  • stickers’ size: 3.93 inches

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Portable Shrine (made from a log)

Tibet, early 16th century

Wood with mineral pigments, Diameter: w. 16.20 cm (6 3/8 inches); Overall: h. 25.40 cm (10 inches)

This portable shrine was made from a solid log carved inside and out. Tantric practice can be performed alone in any location; this shrine could be used by a traveling practitioner for meditation, visualization, prayer, and recitation of mantras.

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  • prints’ size: 5.31 x 8.5 inches
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meet the SYZYGY’s beastmaster and prime huntress, an 8-foot-3-inch walking, carnivorous flower life form. taught under a greenfinger since birth, she’s climbed the ranks of the floran on her planet and become their champion. she learned from her greenfinger, however, that a much greater threat than ixodoom haunts the universe. when the crew of the SYZYGY OMEGA swung by, she took her chance and joined their family.

Chocolate Star Bread by Tasty

Ingredients

Servings: 6-8

4 (8-ounce) cans Pilsbury Original Crescents
1 jar Nutella, warm
1 egg

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/175ºC.
2. Open 1 can of dough and mold into a ball, roll to about 1/8 -inch thick.
3. Use a 10-inch dish or pan to make a circle outline in the dough.
4. Spread chocolate-hazelnut spread over the dough staying within the 10 inch circle. Repeat this process 2 more times so you have 3 frosted 10-inch layers. Pile them on top of each other.
5. Repeat process for final can of dough but do not apply chocolate-hazelnut spread to it, place on top of 3 chocolate-hazelnut layers.
6. Use your 10-inch dish or pan once more to cover your 4 layers, use a sharp knife to cut excess dough and make 4 layers into a 10-inch circle.
7. Place a cup or mason jar in center of circle and use a sharp knife to cut layered dough into 16 equal parts or “petals”, leaving the center intact.
8. Next, Twist 2 petals away from each other, pull them out a bit past other petals and tuck them under themselves, pinching seams. Repeat this process for the rest of the petals.
9. Transfer onto baking sheet.
10. Whisk egg in small dish and brush star bread with it.
11. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until bread is browned and baked through.
12. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual part II
17th Century
Nepal

Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Object Details

Title: Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual

Artist: Artist/maker unknown

Geography: Made in Nepal, Asia

Date: 17th century

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Classification: Manuscripts

Dimensions: 7 feet × 9 3/8 inches (213.4 × 23.8 cm) Each (double panel): 7 inches × 9 3/8 inches (17.8 × 23.8 cm)

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I caught the last day of the William Eggelston show at the David Zwirner Gallery on 20th Street in NYC. These are the largest Eggleston prints made, measuring 45 x 65 3/8 inches, and they hold up well at the larger size. (though making them big seems to be less about Eggleston aesthetics and more about Zwirner economics.) 

The majority of the 40 prints on display had not been previously exhibited, though they were taken more than 30 years ago as part of his ongoing series The Democratic Forest.

I took the above images of Eggleston’s framed prints with my cellphone. I tried to faithfully reproduce the originals, but you really need to stand in front of them for the full effect. Readers of this Tumblr know my view  of Eggleston and his contribution to American art and photography. Eggleston himself is a man of few words. So, in that spirit, I’ll leave it there. Enjoy.  

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Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual part I
17th Century
Nepal

Collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art

Object Details

Title: Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual

Artist: Artist/maker unknown

Geography: Made in Nepal, Asia

Date: 17th century

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Classification: Manuscripts

Dimensions: 7 feet × 9 3/8 inches (213.4 × 23.8 cm) Each (double panel): 7 inches × 9 3/8 inches (17.8 × 23.8 cm)

PJO/HOO Wand Types

Percy Jackson: English oak and dragon heartstring, 12 ¾ inches. 

  • English oak favors people who are loyal, especially to their friends, who are perceptive, and gives a great affinity for the magical world

Annabeth Chase: Annabeth: Fir and phoenix feather, 10 inches. 

  • Fir is for survivors and those who are focused, strong-minded and, occasionally, intimidating. Phoenix feathers are for nonconformists

Luke Castellan: Hawthorn and phoenix feather, 10 ½ inches. 

  • Hawthorn suits those of conflicting nature, adept at both healing and curses, and very powerful

Clarisse LaRue: Redwood and dragon heartstring, 9 ½ inches

Thalia Grace: Holly and dragon heartstring, 9 ¼ inches. 

  • A wand suited for the impetuous and angry but also protective. 

Will Solace: Willow and unicorn hair, 11 ¼ inches.

  • A wand for those willing to learn and with great potential. They are also very adept at healing

Nico DiAngelo: Elder and thestral hair, 10 7/8 inches. 

  • Elder is deeply unlucky, but also ridiculously powerful. It was originally Bianca’s wand; Nico was 10 years old at the time of her death and had not been given one. Nico used it after Percy returned it to him after Bianca’s death. 

Rachel Dare: Silver lime and unicorn hair, 10 2/3 inches. 

  • Silver lime is good for fortune tellers and seers. 

Jason Grace: Beech and dragon heartstring, 12 3/8 inches. 

  • Beech is for those who are open minded and willing to learn (and they also make very handsome wands so it’s perfect for Golden Boy Jason)

Piper McLean: Hazel and unicorn hair, 9 1/8 inches 

  • Hazel responds strongly to emotions and is exceptionally powerful when used skillfully

Leo Valdez: Ebony and Phoenix feather, 10 ¼ inches. 

  • Ebony wands favor a individual person, comfortable in who they are.

Hazel Levesque: Elm and unicorn hair, 9 ¾ inches. 

  • Inherited from her mother, Marie. Marie wanted an elm wand because of its reputation that only pure-bloods can use it; Given to Marie by Hazel’s father. The wand itself is richly decorated with gold and jewels.

Frank Zhang: Cypress and unicorn hair; 17 3/5 inches

  • Originally, Frank used his mother’s plum and dragon-heartstring wand, which itself was used by his grandmother, but the wand was broken early in his first year. Cypress is for the brave, self-sacrificing, and noble, often with a connection to good family, and similarly esteemed in China

Reyna Arellano: Vine and dragon heartstring, 11 7/8 inches. 

  • She seeks a greater purpose and has a deep, often hidden personality

Octavian: Octavian: Spruce and unicorn hair, 8 ½ inches.

  • Firm handed, bold, and ambitious. Destroyed in the final battle with the dark sorceress Gaia.

Mike Kahale: Hawthorne and unicorn hair, 9 inches

  • Best suited to those of a conflicting nature. Lost when used by Octavian in the final battle against Gaia; the spell backfired, killing Octavian and flinging the wand to parts unkown.
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Cy Twombly, coronation of Sesostris
From left to right:
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 4, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-1/8 x 97 inches, (206 x 246.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 8, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-½ x 97 1/8 inches, (207 x 247 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 5, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-1/8 x 61 5/8 inches, (206 x 156.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 7, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 79-3/8 x 60 7/8 inches, (201.5 x 154.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 9, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-5/8 x 61 inches, (205 x 155 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 10, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 80-5/8 x 61 3/8 inches, (207 x 156 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 3, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-1/8 x 53 ¾ inches, (206 x 136.5 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 2, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 81-¼ x 54 ¾ inches, (206.5 x 139 cm)
-   coronation of Sesostris, panel 6, 2000. / acrylic, crayon, and pencil on canvas 80-3/16 x 61 ¼ inches, (204 x 155.5 cm)

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Paul Revere (December 21, 1734 O.S. – May 10, 1818)

American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” (1861). (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: 1. Cover detail. 2. “The Boston Massacre, perpetrated on March the 5th, 1770. Printed in colors. Photogravure, after the original engraving by Paul Revere. Size of the original engraving, including the inscription, 97/8x85/8 inches.” 3. Title-page Designed and engraved on copper by E. Davis French in the style classed by book-plate collectors as Jacobean.” 4. “Head-band. Seal of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, of which Revere was one of the founders and first President.” 5. “An Indian Gazette. From the illustration in the Royal American Magazine. Size of the original 71/4x63/4 inches.” from Paul Revere and his Engraving By William Loring Andrews. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1901.